9. Nelson Asaytono
Asaytono wasn’t exactly what one would call a fan favorite. When he left Purefoods in 1991, he immediately took the role as the top kontrabida in Yeng Guiao’s villainous Swift teams (the same role Enrico Villanueva later played at Red Bull). In 1992, he led the league in statistics, but the MVP went to the underdog candidate, San Miguel’s Ato Agustin. No one wanted to vote for the kontrabida.
Years later, Asaytono and Agustin would switch places — literally. They were traded for each other in 1996, and The Bull had a monster season for the Beermen in 1997, but was defeated by Purefoods’ Alvin Patrimonio for the MVP award. (Patrimonio led his team to a title, and Asaytono did not.)